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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Hardy City Council discusses possible ordinances on some dirty issues

2478749-HHardy City Council heard concerns from a resident about stray dogs on the loose in Hardy at the council meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The council also continued conversation about delinquent properties, whose owners have been contacted and instructed to clean-up.

First Annual Boat-A-Thon Saturday Sept. 12th

Come one come all and sign up for the first annual Spring River Boat-A-Thon! This will be a fun event with a 7 miles of rafting, then 7 miles in a canoe and finally a 5 mile Kayak race to the finish. Register at 305 E Main St., Hardy AR. Feel free to call Rocky for more info at 870-847-5274

boat race

Vandals Super Glued Local Business Doors Closed

lockHardy City police are investigating reports of vandalism on Main Street after doors to a local business were super glued shut. Store Owner Marc Herring of the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall stopped by his store Saturday evening on his way home, what he found was that vandals had put super glue inside the key holes to both his front and back doors to his business.

“I discovered that someone during the evening hours had super glued all of our locks shut,” said Marc Herring, owner of Ozark Classic Crafts Mall.

Hardy City Council To Get Official Website To Keep Residents Updated

citycouncilmeetingHardy City Council voted to established an official website at its meeting held June 2. The council also heard concerns about the Hardy Gym, approved use of Loberg Park for a Glow-Run and received an update on the city’s contract with Spring River Ambulance Service.

Hardy Library Receives New Flagpole And Lighting

libraryflagThe flagpole outside the Sharp County Library in Hardy has been without a flag for quite some time. Cecilia Mullins, director of the library, was unaware that the American flag must have a light on it at all times when on display, which is why a flag has been absent from the property. Now, thanks to Friends of Hardy Library, who donated a solar light and VFW #4772, who donated a new flag, the flagpole has been revived.

Cherokee Village To Celebrate 60 Years

VIllage60thThere is no doubt that 60 years ago when John Cooper founded Cherokee Village it was a diamond in the dust, but over a half of a century later, the dust is off that diamond and it is shining bright. This weekend the work of a large group of volunteers will culminate the three day Diamond Jubilee Anniversary event.

Over a year’s planning and marketing the event, the celebration is sure to draw large crowds as people who chose to move to the area for retirement, lower cost of living, being closer to their children or just to improve their golf swing will gather and enjoy the festivities.

Hardy Mayor Clashes With Council Over Travel Expenses

2014janmeetingThe Hardy City Council passed a 2014 budget at its Jan. 7 meeting, but spending remained a hot topic through the remainder of the meeting.

During council member comments, Dale Maddox expressed concerns about the $6,000 allotted to the city administration for travel and education expenses. He said he thought the city had “over budgeted” for the expense, questioning why a city as small as Hardy would need to budget three times more than the city of Ash Flat, which budgets only $2,000.

Vehicle Vandalized In Hardy Parking Lot – Reward Offered!

WRONGOn Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 at approximately 11:45am a vehicle was vandalized in the public parking lot that is next to the Words Afterwords business. If anyone has any knowledge to those individuals that are responsible for this please contact us with that information.

If your information helps prove who the person is that did this act of vandalism then FOHA  will  pay $100 reward  for that information.

It is sad that tourist in the area who are visiting would have something done to a vehicle in broad daylight. This is a rare problem, but one that must not be ignored, and finding those responsible will hopefully prevent other incidents like this from happening again.

Hardy Ambulance Base Up And Running

After months ofambulance planning and work, the Spring River Paramedic and Ambulance Service and the city of Hardy have finally accomplished a long time goal — setting up an ambulance base in Hardy to be able to respond more quickly to emergencies. The ambulance station, originally based in Ozark Acres, has moved to its new Hardy location two doors down from city hall.

The ambulance service is sharing a building with the Hardy Fire Department. The ambulance space includes garage space for two ambulances, an office, common room downstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

Main Street Hardy Acquires Headquarters

1871741-LMain Street of Hardy, the non-profit group which works to preserve and promote historic Main Street, has acquired the Biggers building on the northeast corner of Spring and Main Streets. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.

Main Street Secretary/Treasurer Marcia Weaver said, “This is going to be our Main Street of Hardy headquarters. The plan is to utilize the beautiful upstairs for our offices, and open the main level for a community event center, so other organizations can hold their meetings, conferences or other events here.” The building will allow Main Street of Hardy to begin a Bingo Night it has been planning. “Eventually, we want to put a kitchen in as well. There are already remnants of a kitchen, and we plan to use it for concessions,” Weaver said.

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